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UK crosses 1 lakh cases in a day first time ever, what should India expect?

In India, 6,317 fresh COVID cases and 318 new deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours have been reported says report.

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UK crosses 1 lakh cases in a day

The past two years have seen a lot of unfortunate incidents. COVID-19 bought the entire world to its knees. Horrors of first and second waves still send shivers down the spines. Everyone is asking one single question, what should they expect next?

What is happening in the UK?

The United Kingdom was expected to be ahead of countries like India in terms of recovery. The whole of the British population is double vaccinated. According to reports, almost 1 lakh booster shots and third doses were given till Tuesday.

However, according to latest reports from the UK government, the country has surpassed the daily mark of 100,000 Covid-19 positive cases for the first time. About 1,06,122 cases were announced on Wednesday, December 22,2021 and 140 deaths have been reported in the last 28 days. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will introduce fresh measures related to this sudden surge after Christmas.

COVID cases in India

India reported 6,317 fresh Covid-19 cases and 318 new deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of Omicron cases have also crossed the 200 mark with 213 confirmed cases in the country.

What to expect in India?

As the number of cases in India are increasing, Indians are growing more anxious by the day. Whether there will be a third wave or not, is a question that is hovering over everyone’s conscious.

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According to the official website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of vaccination in India is 1,29,69,76,774. This means that India is still far from being fully vaccinated.

Regarding India’s future with COVID-19 and chances of a third wave, scientific research suggests that if the situation is persistent in upcoming days, a third wave is inevitable. Hence, precautionary measures should be made priority. The Central government of India has directed states and union territories to focus on containing cases and implement night curfews, if necessary.

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Covid-19: Delhi reports 2,202 cases, highest in six months; India logs over 20k cases

The fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent, and the recovery rate stood at 98.50 percent.

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The coronavirus has started to raise its ugly head in the country once again. There is currently concern about the fourth wave in India, where the number of Covid-19 cases has been increasing continuously for more than a week.

India reported 20,551 new Covid-19 infections and 70 fatalities in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the daily positivity rate in the country reached 5.14 percent and the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.64 percent. The fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent, and the recovery rate stood at 98.50 percent.

India’s tally of Covid-19 cases has risen to 4,41,07,588 and the death toll has climbed to 5,26,600. The active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 1,35,364.

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The capital registered 2,202 cases, which is the highest in six months. The health department data shows the positivity rate in the capital reached 11.84 percent. On Wednesday, Delhi reported 2,073 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 11.64 percent. The active cases in Delhi are 6,175.

Maharashtra reported 1,862 cases and seven deaths. Assam logged 431 new cases and two fatalities and Odisha recorded 836 new cases. The five states with the most active cases are Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab.

In response to the rising number of Covid cases and low booster dose uptake throughout India, the Union Health Ministry has offered free booster doses to all eligible individuals over the age of 18 at government-run vaccination centers.

The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive was started in the country on 16 January 2021, since then 2,055,947,243 vaccine doses have been administered across India.

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Delhi reports 3rd monkeypox case, 8th in India

The reports state that the man doesn’t have any foreign travel history.

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A 31-year-old Nigerian man living in Delhi has been tested positive for monkeypox on Tuesday. According to the reports, the man has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi after experiencing symptoms. With this, the capital reported its third monkeypox case, while the total tally has now reached eight.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs confirmed that the patient does not have any foreign travel history. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed that India has a total of eight monkeypox cases and out of which five patients have a history of foreign travel.

Earlier on Sunday, a 35-year-old Nigerian man also tested positive for monkeypox. The patient was admitted to Lok Nayak hospital soon after and his samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing.

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The first monkeypox case in Delhi was reported in a 34-year-old man from Paschim Vihar. The patient is currently undergoing treatment. According to the reports, his condition is stable, and he has no symptoms other than lesions.

Earlier in the day, Kerala reported the fifth case of viral infection in a 30-year-old man. The patient is currently admitted to the Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram. The reports state that the patient returned from UAE on July 27.

On Saturday, India reported the first monkeypox fatality. The deceased was a 22-year-old man from Kerala who tested positive for the virus following his return from the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Tuesday ordered screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands amid rising monkeypox cases in India.

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Monkeypox: Amid rise in cases, 21-day isolation, screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands in Bengaluru

According to the revised guidelines, at least 21-day isolation will be mandatory for confirm Monkeypox cases.

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Monkeypox: Amid rise in cases, 21-day isolation, screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands in Bengaluru

Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Tuesday has ordered screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands amid rise in Monkeypox cases in India.

This change has come after the Department of Health and Family Welfare have issued revised guidelines. It also states that at least 21-day isolation will be mandatory for confirm Monkeypox cases.

Moreover, the zonal health officials have also been instructed to ensure that the screening teams are surely be deployed at airports, railway stations and bus stands in their respective jurisdictions. 

“All suspected Monkeypox cases in the community should be tested and screened through both targeted surveillance and hospital-based surveillance,” the guidelines stated.

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